The lore of any game and series is something important in game development and the understanding of the underlying causes of conflict. Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade posted a holiday gift for fans today in a short story written by Graham McNeill. We managed to catch up to the famed Black Library Author to talk more about Warhammer lore and writing and much more. Keep reading and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
MMORPG.com: Graham, your work has helped to really shape the Warhammer 40,000 universe, what is it like to write about such a violent time?
Graham McNeill: Yeah, I've been a part of the Warhammer 40,000 universe for the last thirteen and a half years, and it's been a lot of fun to be part of the cabal of creative types who've helped populate such a vivid, gothic and bloody universe. Everyone that contributes to 40k is helping flesh out that universe, whether they work for Games Workshop or not, and that collaborative element is one of the main reasons I love the hobby so much. Getting to tell stories in the grim darkness of the Imperium is like getting the key to the candy story and then being told it's calorie free. As to violence of it all, I think whichever genre I write in, there's going to be copious amounts of blood being splashed at the screen, but the violence is always there to serve the story (and show off the cool imagery and background) so I reckon it's okay to be excited about seeing Space Marines and their enemies beating the hell out of each other.
Read more of Garrett Fuller's Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade - Graham McNeill - Shaping the 40k Universe.